To celebrate their first wedding anniversary in April, Jeremy Forrest and his photographer wife Emily spent two idyllic weeks in Thailand and Malaysia.
Emily’s response to this was a thrilled ‘Lovely!’ We know this because Emily, in happier days, loved to share her life – as so many young people do today – on public internet sites.
What she didn’t know then, however, was that three months before her romantic anniversary, her 30-year-old husband had been seen holding hands with one of his pupils, Megan Stammers, on a flight back from Los Angeles following a school trip. Megan was just 14 at time.
Nor was Emily aware, of the scores of tweets and messages being posted online by the husband she adored and Megan.
Seemingly unbeknown to her, Forrest had been tweeting about his secret torment over the schoolgirl since March. He wrote he was ‘sacrificing his sanity’ to be with the one he loved and said he felt ‘helpless’.
On his blog, Forrest, an amateur musician who performs under the name Jeremy Ayre, wrote ‘You hit me like heroin…’ and mentioned the ‘moral dilemma’ he was in.
In June, two months before his wife posted rave reviews of their anniversary holiday on the Trip Advisor website, Forrest was tweeting ‘Some things are worth fighting for…’
In the light of this week’s drama, he clearly wasn’t talking about his marriage.
Similarly, many of Megan’s tweets concern the trials and tribulations of a complicated romance. In March, she wrote ‘Too many things keep me awake!!! Are you not sleeping either?!’
And in May she tweeted: ‘Talking to Mum about how good my best friend’s love life is and she goes “what’s yours like then?” hahaha… you literally have no idea.’ The same month she wrote: ‘Right love, wrong time’.
Megan, who describes herself on Twitter as a ‘self-loathing, music-loving, art and fashion-obsessed nostalgic loner’ was reported missing last Friday after failing to turn up at her school in Eastbourne.
Schoolgirl Megan Stammers used her 37-year-old mother’s passport to flee to France with her former maths teacher, it was claimed today.
The 15-year-old boarded a ferry from Dover to Calais last Thursday night with Jeremy Forrest, 30, and allegedly used her mother, Danielle Wilson’s, identity.
Forrest, suspected of abducting Megan, was meanwhile being held in one of the toughest and most overcrowded prisons in France following his arrest in the south west city of Bordeaux.
The shocking details emerged as it was revealed the married man may have been planning to start a new life in France with schoolgirl Megan Stammers.
Hours after the pair were found ‘strolling hand in hand’ in Bordeaux, extraordinary details emerged of their eight days on the run.
Megan was left in floods of tears after gendarmes swooped in the busy shopping area at lunchtime yesterday to arrest Forrest, 30, on suspicion of child abduction.
She was taken into protective custody as her overjoyed family – who have now spoken to Megan by telephone – prepared for an emotional reunion.